A. E. Dunlap is the efficient county recorder of
Delaware county, of which he is a worthy native son, his birth having occurred
in Hazel Green township on the 4th of August, 1868. His father, Thomas B.
Dunlap, was born in Ireland on the 10th of October, 1840, and came to the United
States at an early day, settling in Iowa. He devoted his attention to general
agricultural pursuits throughout his active business career and passed away on
the 23d of March, 1914. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Rose Speers, was
called to her final rest about 1881. Their children were four in number, namely:
A. E., of this review; Myra J., who is the widow of William Gillespie and
resides in Nebraska; Mary Elizabeth, who gave her hand in marriage to Frank L.
McKean and passed away leaving three little daughters; and Robert J., also
A. E. Dunlap acquired his early education in the common
schools of this county and continued his studies in Lenox College of Hopkinton.
The work of the fields then claimed his attention and he successfully carried on
farming in Hazel Green township until he assumed the duties of county recorder
in 1913, to which office he had been elected in 1912. He has been nominated for
a second term as he has proven his fitness for the position and is widely
recognized as a most trustworthy and capable county official.
As a companion and helpmate on the journey of life Mr. Dunlap
chose Miss Mandana Danford, whose birth occurred in Delaware county on the 24th
of December, 1869. Her father, Samuel Danford, has passed away.
Mr. Dunlap gives his political allegiance to the republican party
and has held the office of township assessor for four years. His religious faith
is that of the Congregational church, while fraternally he is identified with
the Knights of Pythias, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Masons.
Both he and his wife have spent their entire lives in
Delaware county and are well known and highly esteemed within its borders.